Johnson's Double-Double Leads Blue Jays

Johnson's Double-Double Leads Blue Jays

FULTON, Mo. - Mirrakohl Johnson's double-double leads Westminster over Fontbonne 54-50.

Westminster improves to 7-9 overall and 5-3 in the SLIAC. 

"This was a tough battle the whole game," said Westminster Head Coach Tracey Braden. " We thought that we had the better defensive effort and we managed the game well the last two minutes." 

The Blue Jays started the game out with a 10-2 run on four points from Savannah Hanning

Afer one quarter, Westminer led the Griffins 20-15. 

Fontbonne kept the game close in the second quarter, not allowed Westminster to take a double-digit lead. 

In the third quarter, the Griffins took a one point lead early, but a 7-0 run started on a jump shot from Andrea Zalis put the Blue Jays back in the lead. 

Westminster took their biggest lead of the game by the end of the third quarter with a 41-33 eight-point lead. 

Fontbonne went on a run in the fourth quarter that left the Blue Jays tied up at 45 with under four minutes to play. A jump shot from Hanning gave Westminster the lead back at the 2:24 mark. 

Four made freethrows from Zalis sealed the win for Westminster. Zalis finished with a game-high 15 points and five rebounds. 

Johnson finished with 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. 

Payton Beeler ended the game with 10 points. 

Westminster continues conference play at home Jan. 25 against Greenville at 6 p.m.